Friday, January 10, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood
by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Genre: Picture Book, Fractured Fairy Tale

Synopsis: Once again, Little Red Riding Hood sets off to her grandmother's house with a basket full of goodies like delicious muffins and lemonade.  But this isn't the usual Little Read Riding Hood.  First of all, she wears a sweatshirt, not a cape.  Also, she rides her bike across the prairie rather than skips through the woods.  And she doesn't follow a path.  She blazes her own trail between rows of swaying sunflowers.

Of course, there's still a pesky wolf following her around.  He's a vegetarian, though.  He wants to take a bite of those muffins, not of Little Red Riding Hood or her grandma, and he wants to steal the secret ingredient that makes them so delectable.  But Grandma knows howto take care of him.  She's not your usual grandma, either.  Besides, she's had a run-in with a pesky wolf before!
From the book jacket

Review:  I liked how this book was set more in the present day and the author explains why she is called Little Red Riding Hood (she rides a bike everywhere!).  I really love how the wolf is a vegetarian who wants the muffins rather than to eat grandma and Little Red Riding Hood.  This books takes a nice twist on the story and modernizes it and it gives the story a nice happy ending.  This was an enjoyable read.

Rating: 4 stars

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